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Hi can any one me please? I have been trying for some time to get funding for an electric bed and large drum washer and dryer. I had a stroke 7 yrs ago and due to this have other complications. I have applied to a lot of charities and foundations however I am getting the same sort of response that at the age of 40 I dont fit into the criteria. seems if your over 50 or under 25 there are lots of help.

Please can anyone help me as without the funding for these items (which may not seem much to most it would be a dream come true for me) my health is going to deteriorate.

It is very embarrassing that I have to beg for help!!! I am at that stage now and do not know what to do any more. Please Please help.

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  • kingfisherblue
    kingfisherblue Posts: 9,203 Forumite
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    edited 11 April 2012 at 10:21PM
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    Try this charity. I'll post more as I think of them.

    http://www.theactfoundation.co.uk/ready-to-apply-individual

    Another possibility:

    http://www.family-action.org.uk/section.aspx?id=8301

    And this is a sort of 'grants calculator, where you can find out more about suitable grants:

    http://www.turn2us.org.uk/
  • kingfisherblue
    kingfisherblue Posts: 9,203 Forumite
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    edited 11 April 2012 at 10:30PM
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    It would also be worth checking criteria before applying for grants. it only wastes your time and theirs if you are not eligible to apply in the first place. There is also the financial aspect - all those wasted postage stamps add up.

    You might want to contact Social Services to see if they can offer you any help, but be prepared to answer questions. For example, why is it necessary for you to have those items? If the bed is necessary for your health, can your PCT loan you one? If not, why not?

    Main libraries (and some branch libraries) have books about funding that is available, but current issues may be reference only, so you would have to go in armed with a notepad and pen :)
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